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Comedian Sal Calanni, founder of the Twisted Biscuit Competition, describes the comedy contest as something “a little different.” What makes it notable is that performers must use someone else’s material, whether it be from a local act or a more established professional.

Now in its fifth year, featuring hosts Tony Sparks and Tom Smith, the event is among the most widely attended by Bay Area comics. In its early days, the prize was whatever Calanni found around his house; these days, it’s valuable stage time at local clubs.

As always, the fun happens where it all began, at Sea Biscuit, an Outer Sunset coffee shop at 3815 Noriega St., San Francisco. The preliminary round begins at 7 p.m. today; finals are at 8 p.m. June 25.

Admission is free; call (415) 661-3784 for details.

SCOTT WELLS AND DANCERS

Scott Wells and Dancers, who are known for their physically daring dances, perform. The concert includes the premiere of “Dance for Eight Men” and a reconstructed version of an audience favorite, “Home Again.”

Peformances are at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and June 29 through July 1 at ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., San Francisco.

Tickets are $18 to $20. Call (415) 863-9834 or visit www.odctheater.org.

COMMUNITY CHORUS

The World Harmony Chorus, a community group, presents its “Friends and Family Concert.” The program includes vocal music from the ensemble’s international repertoire. The show is today at 7:30 p.m. at Tateuchi Hall, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

Admission is free. Call (650) 917-6800 or visit www.instantharmony.com.

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